Ivy Rehab Vestibular Specialization Program

This is a 12-month vestibular specialization program designed to prepare clinicians to pass Duke-Emory Vestibular Certification. This structured program provides novice and experienced therapists a guided interactive self-study program utilizing textbook, current research, virtual continuing education, and live weekend intensives to build their vestibular skills and grow this area of expertise in their clinic.

Application deadline for the participants: April 30, 2023 

Curriculum

This program offers guidance and support to build Vestibular, Gait, and Balance programs within the clinic, including ordering and using specialized vestibular equipment for quality care implementation. Course includes:

  • Weekly outline and assignments utilizing an online learning management platform and structured syllabus
  • Weekly outline includes didactic content delivered through virtual courses, textbook, and current research
  • Monthly meetings reviewing research and power point presentations reviewing each month’s curriculum builds the clinicians knowledge base
  • In-person weekend intensives, including skills labs and review of all skills from evaluation to treatment plan and implementation of treatment progression for all types of vestibular dysfunction
  • Mentorship program pairing current students with past graduates practicing vestibular rehab with their clinics.

Admissions Qualifications

  • Current PT licensure in primary state of practice
  • Currently employed as a physical therapist by Ivy Rehab
  • Commitment to completing all program requirements
  • Commitment to participating in the Emory/Duke program at the earliest eligibility

 

Start Date

  • July 1, 2023

Contact 

Program Director

  • Robin Evans, PT, DPT, Vest Cert | Email: robin.evans@ivyrehab.com

Additional Information

  • Robin Evans, PT, DPT, Vest Cert | Email: robin.evans@ivyrehab.com
  • Christina Bentrewicz PT, DPT, OCS | Email: cbentrewicz@ivyrehab.com 

Faculty 

  • Karen Hogan-Curran, PT, DPT, CSRS, LSVT cert | Email: karen.hogan-curran@ivyrehab.com
  • Stephanie Osborn, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CEAS | Email: stephanie.osborn@ivyrehab.com

 


 

  • Joanna Jackson

    “I feel like VSP has changed my practice significantly. Before being a part of the VSP, I had some experience in vestibular therapy, but the way I structured my treatments and my initial evaluations was based off what I learned in school and from a mentor in a previous practice. Since taking VSP, I have learned a better structure for my initial evaluations and learned a lot more evidence-based information that helps guide my differential diagnosis and my treatment sessions.” – Joanna Jackson, VSP class of 2022, Certified Vestibular Therapist, Shelby, NC

  • Rebecca Fitzgerald

    “I am more confident treating vestibular cases. Treatment can be bizarre and sometimes silly, and it’s a big help to have that confidence and know you’re doing the right thing. I am also better at diagnosing different causes of vestibular symptoms through a more specific history and the use of goggles.” Rebecca Fitzgerald, VSP Class of 2022, Certified Vestibular Therapist, Cliffside Park, NJ